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19 Mar 2018

Water Whitewater Canoeing Instructors

Eagle’s Nest Camp – Posted by ENFHR Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, United States

Job Description

Responsibilities: Whitewater Canoeing Instructors are responsible for helping the canoeing director to plan canoe expeditions in Western North Carolina for young paddlers ranging from beginning to advanced skill levels. They are responsible for front-line skill instruction and trip leadership, with the goal of maximizing campers’ enjoyment of canoeing, interpersonal relationships, and skills. The canoeing program utilizes our lake as well as many local rivers including Green, Nantahala, Watauga, Tuckasegee, and French Broad Rivers. Other duties include supervising and mentoring campers as cabin counselors.

Qualifications: All staff must be at least 18 years old with one full year after high school. Experience with whitewater canoeing and teaching. Candidates should be solid open-boat paddlers in Class II whitewater with experience in Class III water. CPR and Wilderness First Aid, or higher certification, required.

Benefits: Competitive salary with one full day off each week. On campus housing, meals in our whole foods dining hall, and access to laundry facilities provided.

Dates: Position is from May 31st to August 13th, 2018. In addition, some positions require attendance at a training clinic. Please see our website,, for clinic dates.

Who We Are: Eagle’s Nest Camp is a coed camp over 90 years old, located in the lush mountains of Western North Carolina. Eagle’s Nest provides a strong, nurturing community where campers ages 6-17 are treated with respect, honor and compassion. Campers have the opportunity to participate in 1-3 week long sessions which emphasize the wilderness, arts, and community. Our mission is experiential education for young people, promoting the natural world and the betterment of human character.

Eagle’s Nest Camp · 43 Hart Road · Pisgah Forest, NC 28768
828-877-4349 ·

How to Apply

How to Apply: Please apply using the Application Form found on our website:

Job Categories: Seasonal. Job Types: Water. Job Tags: Experiential Education, field instructor, outdoor education, summer camp, and whitewater canoeing.

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